Aramaic alphabet

noun

Definition of Aramaic alphabet

1 : an extinct North Semitic alphabet dating from the ninth century b.c. which was for several centuries the commercial alphabet of southwest Asia and the parent of other alphabets (such as Syriac and Arabic)
2 : the square Hebrew alphabet as distinguished from the early Hebrew alphabet

First Known Use of Aramaic alphabet

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Aramaic alphabet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aramaic%20alphabet. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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